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Once Again, Attempts To Block Access To The Pirate Bay Only Increase Traffic

1 minute agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

I first became aware of The Pirate Bay in 2006 when the site was raided by Swedish law enforcement and taken offline for a few days. Of course, the site came back online soon after, and all of the attention from taking it down resulted in a massive increase in awareness and traffic. Show More Summary

Ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf Executives Settle With Bankruptcy Trustee

Two former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP executives have settled a civil suit brought by the defunct firm's bankruptcy trustee to recover nearly $22 million, according to a Tuesday court filing.

Non-Sequiturs: 07.22.14

27 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

The D.C. Circuit struck down a key component of Obamacare while a few miles away, the Fourth Circuit disagreed. This sets up an intriguing circuit split that will be resolved as soon as the D.C. Circuit takes it up en banc. Until then though, let the mainstream media talking heads freak out about what this all means. Show More Summary

John Travolta Can't Stop Former Pilot's Lawsuit Over Secrets (Exclusive)

44 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Hollywood, Esq.

A California appeals court allows Douglas Gotterba to challenge the validity of a confidentiality agreement. read more

Obamacare Is Safe

Feh. Two Republican appointees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit just grabbed headlines by striking down a key part of Obamacare. Over a stalwart dissent from Judge Harry Edwards (Carter appointee), Judge Thomas B. Griffith (George W. Show More Summary

More Memories Of Professor Dan Markel

Former classmates, teachers, and students of Dan Markel remember this late, great law professor.

Did Comcast's Infamous Customer Service Call Open The Company Up To Legal Troubles For Lying About Speeds?

1 hour agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

So, last week, that customer service call between Ryan Block and a Comcast "retention specialist" who refused to take "cancel the damn service" for an answer went viral. Comcast has since apologized, said it was investigating, and insisted...Show More Summary

Stanford University Law Professor Appointed to California Supreme Court

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, a Mexican-born Stanford University law professor, is Gov. Jerry Brown’s pick as the next associate justice of the California Supreme Court. Mr. Cuéllar, 41, has taught administrative, criminal and international law, according to Mr. Show More Summary

A Split of Authority Develops on Admissibility of Bad Faith Expert Testimony

1 hour agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In his recent decision in the case of Monaghan v. Travelers, No. 3:12CV1285 (M.D.Pa. July 16, 2014 Munley, J.), Judge James Munley bucked the recent trend of Pennsylvania court decisions holding that expert testimony is unnecessary in insurance bad faith cases by ruling that, under F.R.E. Show More Summary

D.C. Circuit: IRS can’t rewrite ObamaCare. Fourth: Oh, yes it can

A panel of the D.C. Circuit ruled today that the IRS is not free to rewrite the ObamaCare statute to extend tax credits from users of state-run health exchanges, as per the law’s language, to users of the federal exchange as well, because the federal government is not a “State.” [Halbig v. Show More Summary

FTC goes after misleading certification mark

2 hours agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Here's some discussion of the FTC's complaint from the FTC itself, with a link to the proposed settlement. Unsurprising takeaway: If you purport to certify products as "Made in the USA," it is a good idea to do some verification of the manufacturers you accept into your program. Show More Summary

SEC Charges Company with Fraudulently Lying about its Patents

Securities & Exchange Commission v. Christopher Plummer, Lex Cowsert, and CytoGenix, SEC Litigation Release No. 23047 (July 2014) In a new lawsuit, the SEC has charged Plummer, Cowsert, and CytoGenix with fraud on investors by issuing false press releases associated with influenza vaccine development when the company was actually a complete failure and had “lost […]

The Best Way To Organize Your Depo Transcripts Is With Free Software

What would happen if Dropbox and TrialDirector, two great programs, had a baby? That baby would be awesome.

No Duty for Sales Representatives in the Operating Room

If anyone is still shocked that medical device manufacturers’ sales representatives are present during surgery – don’t be. It’s a common practice. If you don’t believe us, see our posts here and here. Surgeons believe manufacturers’Show More Summary

Doing An AMA On Reddit About Net Neutrality Reporting... And Anything Else

2 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Join the AMA, happening now! » Starting right about... now, I'm doing an AMA over at Reddit. It's mainly supposed to be focused on issues related to net neutrality (and our crowdfunding campaign -- which we've explained in detail here), but it's an Ask Me Anything, so the topic certainly isn't limited. Show More Summary

Judge Won't Disqualify Tolkien Lawyers in 'Hobbit' Fight

Fighting claims that it has gone beyond the scope of its rights, Warner Bros. made a bid to disqualify Greenberg Glusker from representing the plaintiffs. read more

Qui Tam: District Court

What is it like to attend a sentencing in federal court?

Split Rulings Over Obamacare Point to Another Supreme Court Showdown

Less than an hour after an appeals court in Washington ordered the Obama administration to turn off the spigot of federal subsidies to consumers through U.S.-run health-care exchanges, an appeals court in Virginia ruled that the subsidies should be allowed to keep on flowing.

The Lord Works in Mysterious Ways When He Gets Behind the Wheel of a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix

"I just shut my eyes," said Anthony Oliveri, who barely survived being run over last week, "and said, 'If this is the way that God wants to do it then I guess that this is the way we're going to...          Related Stories Police in Sexting Case Want to Take Photo of Teen's... No, That Can't Be Right New York to Ban Tiger Selfies UPDATE: "Balloon Boy" Saga Is Now a Musical  

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